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A Whistle Stop Tour of Mexico’s Riviera Maya

In the early 1970s, what we know as the Mexican Caribbean coastline today would be barely recognisable, with only small fishing towns and the odd hotel dotted here or there. But in 1974, Mexico’s government tourism development agency decided to put a name to this beautiful, and the Riviera Maya was born.
This was followed by […]

Mexico’s history with urban art

Image taken on 2009-10-05 16:19:59 by Julio Martinez.

Mexico’s Hidden Jewels

Thinking of a vacation to Mexico but want to go somewhere different off the beaten path? Here are some ideas for destinations in Mexico that will take you beyond Cancun or Puerto Vallarta.
Isla Mujeres, located only eight miles across the bay from Cancun, is a tiny island only five miles long and about a […]

A Social History of Mexico’s Railroads: Peons, Prisoners, and Priests

Product DescriptionLargely absent from our history books is the social history of railroad development in nineteenth-century Mexico, which promoted rapid economic growth that greatly benefited elites but also heavily impacted rural and provincial Mexican residents in communities traversed by the rails. In this beautifully written and original book, Teresa Van Hoy connects foreign investment in […]